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Posted September 1, 2015

Volvo's New Compact Crawler Excavator

The new EC60E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment features a Tier 4 final engine and adjustable hydraulic flow. The compact machine offers a 10 percent increase in swing force and lifting capacity,a 20 percent increase in power with an 8 percent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the prior series model.


Volvo EC60E compact excavatorIt's designed to handle any application and will operate in confined space or on major construction projects, the company says. “The EC60E fits in a unique size class that balances a compact footprint with impressive power and spacious operator environment,” said John Comrie, utility product manager at Volvo Construction Equipment

The machine’s controls ensure fluid movement throughout each cycle. The auxiliary hydraulic flows, electric dozer blade and boom offset speed can be adjusted by the operator and tailored to three different work response modes. The redesigned, proportional joystick provides better grip and increases ease of control.

The swing frame, the boom and the arm ends are all made of cast iron. Hardened pins and bushings are designed to keep tight pivot tolerances for minimum wear. Boom, arm and frame components are backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty.

The EC60E features a 10-percent larger cab, improved air conditioning, a high-capacity cooling system, improved visibility, rear-view camera and LCD display. Ground-level service access and convenient greasing points reduce service time. Service intervals can be monitored on the in-cab screen.

With the standard auto idle and engine shut down feature, the engine automatically adjusts to low idle after a predetermined time, and eventually shuts down entirely after a predetermined time of no work. These features can significantly reduce fuel consumption, as well as reduce total machine hours, which can extend service intervals and increase resale value of the machine.

Volvo CareTrack telematics and Volvo MATRIS (Machine Tracking Information System) software are standard, allowing remote monitoring of the machine. The EC60E can be equipped with a wide range of durable attachments for multiple applications.

Volvo EC60 chart